About this Event
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Sandy Spring Museum is proud to present our long-running History Happy Hour speakers series. Tickets include complimentary snacks and wine to enjoy throughout the program.
Launched in 2020 at the White House Historical Association, the Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood research initiative seeks to identify and share the stories of the enslaved workers who built, lived in, and worked at the White House. Dr. Matthew Costello will provide an overview of the initiative’s findings, highlight key figures and experiences, and ongoing research efforts.
Dr. Matthew Costello is the Chief Education Officer, the Marlyne Sexton Chair in White House History, and the Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in American History from Marquette University. His research on white house and presidential history has been published widely. His first book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize. Matthew also teaches a course on White House history at American University.